THE MANGUM TRACK CLUB and RacENC PROUDLY PRESENT
"THE BETHEL HILL MOONLIGHT BOOGIE"
21th Annual Event 50 miles
6:00 P.M. SATURDAY JUNE 6, 2015
ELLERBE, NORTH CAROLINA
Doug Dawkins, Race Director
Brandon Wilson, Administrative Director and Finish Line Judge
"Come with no expectations and you will not be disappointed."
There are plenty of motels in Rockingham. Since you will be running all night you may not need a room. If you
do need lodging call 1-800-858-1688 for local information.
A full service aid station will be at the start/finish and will be passed at approximately 6 miles and 10
miles of each loop. Plan to carry a bottle.
I do like to let my volunteers go home at a reasonable time. They will be with us all night. Therefore,
all 50-milers must start the last lap no later than 4 am. That means you have to do the first 40 miles
under 10 hours.
Again in 2015 the 50 mile race will have a 30 mile credit. Those completing 30 miles and electing to not
continue will be listed as "30 mile finishers" in the results along with their time of finish. 40 mile finishers can
either do another loop and finish the race or take the 30 mile credit.
We will not be ordering shirts. Instead. Boogie shirts can be ordered directly from our friends at Vac and Dash
in Albemarle, N.C. Those guys have been providing our shirts the last few years and doing a fine job. We're
just going to cut us out of the middle. There will be no shirts available for purchase at the race.
There will be awards for male and female first place overall and for male and female first place Mangum Track
Club for the 50 mile event. There will be no overall awards for the 30 mile option. The large pottery mug will be
presented to 50 mile finishers and the smaller mug we have presented to marathoners in the past will be
presented to those taking the 30 mile option. There will be no awards ceremony. Pick up your finisher's award
as soon as you cross the finish at the finish line. Awards will not be mailed.
Five repeats of a 6-mile loop and a 4-mile out-and-back. All rural and all paved. There are several long
hills and some smaller ones too. This is not mountainous but is definitely not flat.The course is not
certified. There are no porta-potties, no splits, no mile markers, no spectators, and late in the run possibly
even no other runners. There are only 6 houses on the course and they have dogs. There are no official
vehicles cruising the course to make sure you are ok. Aid stops are over 5 miles apart, so you will need to carry
a water bottle. If you decide to quit, there are no pick-up vans, so you will either have to walk to the aid station or
hitch a ride with somebody. The race will start at 6 pm and the temperature will probably be about 85 degrees
with little shade. Darkness comes about 9 pm and there are no street lights. You will need a light for the
reasons cited in the waiver. If you need to be catered to every couple of miles along the course or worry
running in the dark, perhaps you should not come. We really have seen everything listed in the waiver
except the polecats and they are there too. The drop out rate is usually 40% or so. Think long and hard
before you enter this event. For directions to the start click here.
There is no online entry for this event. Register by clicking the link below for a paper entry and instructions.
The number of entrants will be limited. No refunds. No wait list. And no transfer of your slot to another
runner if you decide to not come. Registration will close when the race is filled but no later than May 15. The
race has filled and registration closed in mid-April the past three years. When registration closes a notice will
be posted on this web site announcing closure. Any entry forms received after registration closes will be
returned. Check the entry form for options and fees.
The Mangum Track Club
The race director reserves the right to change or update details of this event at any time. Packet pickup will
begin at 5 pm near the start. The race will start at 6 pm. Most runners will finish the first loop in daylight. All
runners will be required to have a light after dark. The course is open to traffic, so the lights are not only for
you to see with, but also so you can be seen. Littering upsets the race director. Leave all trash within 300 feet
of the aid station. This includes empty gel packets.
The members of Bethel Baptist Church are again cooking for us. There will be both vegetarian and regular
burgers and hot dogs for runners, their crew and families, and volunteers. They also have tea and desserts.
Food for crew, families, and volunteers will begin being available about 7 p.m and remain available
throughout the night. Runners may eat in the fellowship hall after they are done. Hot dogs and hamburgers will
also be available on the aid station table later in the evening.
Something for you to think about. Lots of us like to have our favorite post-race beverage. Remember,we are
guests here. Do not take alcohol onto church property. Let's respect our hosts. Our race depends on it.
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